Born: Feb. 18, 1847 - La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendee, France
Died: Jun. 7, 1916 - Paris, France
Educated at Poitiers and Charlemagne lyceums and the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris, Faguet taught for some time in Bordeaux and La Rochelle before moving to Paris. He took a position as assistant professor of poetry at the university and in 1897 became a full professor. He was the editor of various publications including Journal des Debats, the Revue and the Political Annals. He was elected to the French Academy in 1900 and received the Legion of Honour in 1901. Faguet was regarded as one of France's most brilliant writers on social and political topics. During the First World War he was involved with various relief organizations. His works include Questions Politiques (1899), Flaubert (1899), Andre Chenier (1902), Le Liberalisme (1902), Zola (1903), L'Anticlericalisme (1906) and The Cult of Incompetence (1912).
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The Cult of Incompetence
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Initiation Into Philosophy
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